If it has been longer than six months since we last acted for you then yes. We will need you to provide us with updated certified identification and proof of address.
In order for us to take full instructions in relation to your transaction, we require identification for all parties. We require one piece of photographic identification for each person and one piece of address identification.
If you are a legal entity (such as a company, trust, partnership, or other entity), or if you live abroad, please ask for our further ID requirements.
|PHOTOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION||PROOF OF ADDRESS (we accept electronically downloaded documents)|
|Current signed passport||Utility bill (gas, electric, landline phone bill) issued within the last three months|
|EEA member state identity card||Local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year|
|Current UK or EEA photocard driving licence||Current UK driving licence (but only if not used for the name evidence)|
|Bank, Building Society or Credit Union statement or passbook dated within the last three months|
|Original mortgage statement from a recognised lender issued for the last full year|
|Solicitors letter within the last three months confirming recent house purchase or land registry confirmation of address|
|HMRC self-assessment letters or tax demand dated within the current financial year|
|Electoral Register entry|
We do not ask that you send original documents in to us as we do not want to run the risk that they get lost in the post but also with regards to photo identification, we need you to meet with someone face to face to ensure that the documents you are producing belong to you.
As a result, we would ask that you please take your identification documents to one of the following regulated professionals and ask that they take certified copies of the original documents:
Any of the following professionals can also take certified copies of the original documents:
- Solicitor or Conveyancer from Attwells
- Mortgage Broker
- Estate Agent
- A Local Solicitor or Conveyancer
In order to take a certified copy, the document must be photocopied and on the photocopy, the person certifying must write as follows:
Photographic Identification: “I hereby certify that this is a true copy of the original and a true likeness of [Client name]” followed by certifier’s name, occupation and signature.
Proof of Address: “I hereby certify this to be a true copy of the original” OR “I hereby confirm this is an electronic copy” followed by certifiers name, occupation